Emma Burford

DSC_7892State/Country: Alabama
Hometown: Trussville
High School: Hewitt-Trussville High School
College Plans: University of Alabama
Major: Engineering
Professional Plans: Engineer
Interests: Biking, Camping, Cards, Hiking, Movies, Music, Photography, Reading, Sports, Traveling, Video games, Caving, Climbing, Hammocking, Puzzles

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Emma Burford, a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama represented her state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Burford joined 102 other delegates from 48 states and 8 countries in the prestigious annual science program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the rustic Monongahela National Forest near Charleston West Virginia, integrates science programming with music, art and outdoor activities.

Each year, every state and several countries send up to two delegates, to the National Youth Science Camp.  Delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also participate in outdoor activities.  Delegates also have the opportunity to participate in directed studies where they gain individual hands on experience in fields they find interesting.

“My favorite part of camp is the opportunity to meet and connect with so many like minded peers,” said Burford.  “Science Camp has opened me up to new ideas and areas of science, as well as sparking a new enthusiasm in me for discovery and innovation.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. For more information, please visit www.nysf.com. Click the photograph below to download a high resolution version suitable for publication.

Burford plans to attend the University of Alabama in the fall, to study engineering.

Contact Information
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – john.giroir@nysf.com – 304-205-9724

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387